Written by: Slim


December 30th, 1984 – June 12th 2011

LeBron Raymone James, prominent American professional basketball player from the Miami Heat, died last night from complications of losing his soul, his swagger and his championship.  He was 26 years old. Hard-working and obsessive in nature, James never looked the part of a losing athlete.  But, in the final days of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Bill Buckner persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of his long reputed championship, a trophy which he only saw from a distance during the eight years he was in the NBA. Sadly, the protracted journey ended late Sunday night in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the infamous James clung to the belief that he did not disappoint, was not a traitor and that life is not merely a series of meaningless losses or missed shots. But rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan, a plan in which he the King, holds the title. Asked about the loss of the Finals and his mundane critics following his collapse, LeBron muttered, “…All the people that were rooting on me to fail, at then end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today…”  Ultimately LeBron is a man who showed us that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful loyalty, and reticence which leads to respect.  The man they called “The Chosen One” sealed his fate this weekend and solidified his own “fatum“, what the ancients called, and what we currently refer to as DESTINY.  Long Live the KING.

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Slim had written 35 articles for Slim With The Tilted Brim